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Jerry's Cafe

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Mexican, American
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406 W Coal Ave, Gallup, NM 87301-6402
505-722-6775
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8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Takeout

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  • 126
    Excellent
  • 75
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Really good local diner

This place was nice. The staff was great and we felt very welcome. The menu is vast and varied. The food was good and hearty. I loved the sopapillas and enjoyed them with honey that was at the table.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
NationsMan
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Istanbul
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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English first
Denver, Colorado
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We had 4 very good plates, but the potato with toppings and smothered (red or green) was different and great treat. I'm guessing all the food is tasty. Friendly folks. Fast and attentive service. Authentic Mexican dishes. An ideal place.

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Istanbul
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147 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This place was nice. The staff was great and we felt very welcome. The menu is vast and varied. The food was good and hearty. I loved the sopapillas and enjoyed them with honey that was at the table.

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Florida
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Jerry's is the place you want to go to when in Gallup, NM. It's a small cafe with awesome food! it appears to be a local's restaurant. Chicken Fried steak was suberb and the enchiladas are equally delicious. The wait staff is friendly and very attentive. We will be back to Jerry's!.

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Mount Olive, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Wonderful! Great food and service! Trip Advisor was great! Looking for a unique lunch experience and definitely found it!

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Cypress, TX
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This cafe is small and in the heart of downtown Gallup, around the corner from the museum. Looked like lots of locals eating here which is usually a good sign. Food was good. Good friendly service. Located on the same side of IH40 as the RV park.

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San Ignacio, Belize
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

First off let me say that I was raised in New Mexico. I have to say that this is somewhat New Mexican food with what I can only assume is Jerry's twist. It is a small cafe that is always busy, serves large portions, is a bit overpriced. But maybe the best you can get in Gallup. I have to... More 

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Fresno, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We stopped in Gallup for lunch on our road trip, and I consulted my trusty tripadvisor app for ideas. After reading fantastic reviews, I decided that Jerry's was the place that we HAD to visit. Upon walking in, I was underwhelmed. I wasn't too discouraged at this point though because the place was packed--- which is almost always a good... More 

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We travel through Gallup every so often and we always go here at least once. I usually get the flat enchiladas. If you are at all familiar with New Mexico style mexican food you will love this dish. It's a well known place that's been in Gallup for like a million years. If you don't like the food at Jerry's... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

During our summer road trip, hunger struck in Gallup, NM so we decided to try Jerry's Cafe...GREAT choice!!! We immediately noticed that it was a local's favorite and a very welcoming atmosphere. The service we received was wonderful and the food 😋 was delicious...the sopapillas are the best 😊

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Gallup, New Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

All of us locals love to eat here. It's a tiny place but the food is amazing. I always have the Stuffed Sopapilla with red chili. MMMMMMMM. But, it's best to look and see what everyone else is eating and choose from what you deem best.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 406 W Coal Ave, Gallup, NM 87301-6402
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Gallup
  • Phone Number: 505-722-6775

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Monday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?